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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549240/dietary-salecan-reverts-partially-the-metabolic-gene-expressions-and-nmr-based-metabolomic-profiles-from-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-rats
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Qi Sun, Minghui Li, Xiao Yang, Xi Xu, Junsong Wang, Jianfa Zhang
Previous studies suggest that dietary salecan (a water-soluble β-glucan) effectively reduces high-fat-diet-induced adiposity through disturbing bile-acid-promoted emulsification in mice. However, the effects of salecan on metabolic genes and metabolites involved in lipid accumulation are mostly unknown. Here, we confirmed that dietary 3% and 6% salecan for 4 weeks markedly decreased fat accumulation in liver and adipose tissue in high-fat-diet rats, displaying a decrease in mRNA levels of SREBP1-C, FAS, SCD1 and ACC1 involved in de novo lipogenesis and a reduction of levels of GPAT1, DGAT1 and DGAT2 related to triglyceride synthesis...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548095/metabolic-engineering-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-for-production-of-very-long-chain-fatty-acid-derived-chemicals
#2
Tao Yu, Yongjin J Zhou, Leonie Wenning, Quanli Liu, Anastasia Krivoruchko, Verena Siewers, Jens Nielsen, Florian David
Production of chemicals and biofuels through microbial fermentation is an economical and sustainable alternative for traditional chemical synthesis. Here we present the construction of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae platform strain for high-level production of very-long-chain fatty acid (VLCFA)-derived chemicals. Through rewiring the native fatty acid elongation system and implementing a heterologous Mycobacteria FAS I system, we establish an increased biosynthesis of VLCFAs in S. cerevisiae. VLCFAs can be selectively modified towards the fatty alcohol docosanol (C22H46O) by expressing a specific fatty acid reductase...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545672/enhancement-of-apoptotic-activities-on-brain-cancer-cells-via-the-combination-of-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-and-jerantinine-a
#3
Ibrahim Babangida Abubakar, Kuan-Hon Lim, Toh-Seok Kam, Hwei-San Loh
BACKGROUND: γ-Tocotrienol, a vitamin E isomer possesses pronounced in vitro anticancer activities. However, the in vivo potency has been limited by hardly achievable therapeutic levels owing to inefficient high-dose oral delivery which leads to subsequent metabolic degradation. Jerantinine A, an Aspidosperma alkaloid, originally isolated from Tabernaemontana corymbosa, has proved to possess interesting anticancer activities. However, jerantinine A also induces toxicity to non-cancerous cells...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544935/liquiritin-lt-exhibits-suppressive-effects-against-the-growth-of-human-cervical-cancer-cells-through-activating-caspase-3-in-vitro-and-xenograft-mice-in-vivo
#4
She-Hong He, Hong-Gai Liu, Yu-Fei Zhou, Qing-Fen Yue
Cervical cancer is one of the most common female malignancies worldwide. Liquiritin (LT), a major constituent of Glycyrrhiza Radix, possesses a variety of pharmacological activities, including anti-cancer, anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective effects. However, its role in human cervical cancer remains to be elusive. In our study, we found that LT suppressed cervical cancer cell migration, invasion and cloning ability with little cytotoxicity to human normal cells. In addition, apoptosis was induced by LT in cervical cancer cells through activation of Caspase-3 and poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) cleavage...
May 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544542/conditional-macrophage-depletion-increases-inflammation-and-does-not-inhibit-the-development-of-osteoarthritis-in-obese-mafia-mice
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Chia-Lung Wu, Jenna McNeill, Kelsey Goon, Dianne Little, Kelly Kimmerling, Janet Huebner, Virginia Kraus, Farshid Guilak
OBJECTIVE: Macrophages are believed to play a critical role in the inflammation associated with the development of osteoarthritis (OA) in obesity. The objective of the study was to investigate whether short-term, systemic depletion of macrophages would mitigate OA following injury in obese mice. METHODS: CSF-1R-GFP(+) Macrophage Fas-Induced Apoptosis (MaFIA) transgenic mice that allow conditional depletion of macrophages were placed on a high-fat diet and underwent surgery to induce knee OA...
May 23, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543858/survival-improvement-in-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-via-fas-receptor-targeting-by-mir-374a
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Nooshin Tasharrofi, Fatemeh Kouhkan, Masoud Soleimani, Zahra-Sheila Soheili, Mahboubeh Kabiri, Mohaddeseh Mahmoudi Saber, Farid Abedin Dorkoosh
Oxidative conditions of the eye could contribute to retinal cells loss through activating the Fas-L/Fas pathway. This phenomenon is one of the leading causes of some ocular diseases like age-related macular degeneration (AMD). By targeting proteins at their mRNA level, microRNAs (miRNAs) can regulate gene expression and cell function. The aim of the present study is to investigate Fas targeting by miR-374a and find whether it can inhibit Fas-mediated apoptosis in primary human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells under oxidative stress...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543814/intra-and-interindividual-variability-of-fatty-acid-unsaturation-in-six-different-human-adipose-tissue-compartments-assessed-by-1-h-mrs-in-vivo-at-3%C3%A2-t
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Jürgen Machann, Norbert Stefan, Robert Wagner, Malte Bongers, Erwin Schleicher, Andreas Fritsche, Hans-Ulrich Häring, Konstantin Nikolaou, Fritz Schick
It is generally accepted that the amount and distribution of adipose tissue (AT) in the human body play an important role in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases. In addition, metabolic effects of released saturated fatty acids (FAs) in blood are known to be more critical than those of unsaturated FAs. However, little is known about the variability in unsaturation of FAs in various AT compartments. The aim of this prospective study was the assessment of mono- and polyunsaturated FAs in various AT compartments by localized (1) H-MRS in order to obtain insight into the intra- and interindividual variability...
May 25, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543447/fas-signaling-induces-stemness-properties-in-colorectal-cancer-by-regulation-of-bmi1
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Jiaxuan Chen, Yadong Wang, Linghao Zhuo, Zhizhong Liu, Tao Liu, Wenjing Li, Yidong Cai, Haoxuan Zheng
Fas signaling promotes colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis by inducing epithelial- mesenchymal transition (EMT). The acquisition of EMT properties in turn induces stemness but the mechanism by which Fas signaling contributes to it still remains unclear. Hence, the aim of this study was to investigate how Fas signaling regulates CRC stemness. For this purpose, soft agar assay, sphere formation assay, cell survival analysis, immunoblot, qRT-PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, and luciferase reporter assay were performed...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542569/fas-associated-factor-1-positively-regulates-type-i-interferon-response-to-rna-virus-infection-by-targeting-nlrx1
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Jae-Hoon Kim, Min-Eun Park, Chamilani Nikapitiya, Tae-Hwan Kim, Md Bashir Uddin, Hyun-Cheol Lee, Eunhee Kim, Jin Yeul Ma, Jae U Jung, Chul-Joong Kim, Jong-Soo Lee
FAS-associated factor-1 (FAF1) is a component of the death-inducing signaling complex involved in Fas-mediated apoptosis. It regulates NF-κB activity, ubiquitination, and proteasomal degradation. Here, we found that FAF1 positively regulates the type I interferon pathway. FAF1gt/gt mice, which deficient in FAF1, and FAF1 knockdown immune cells were highly susceptible to RNA virus infection and showed low levels of inflammatory cytokines and type I interferon (IFN) production. FAF1 was bound competitively to NLRX1 and positively regulated type I IFN signaling by interfering with the interaction between NLRX1 and MAVS, thereby freeing MAVS to bind RIG-I, which switched on the MAVS-RIG-I-mediated antiviral signaling cascade...
May 22, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540365/the-role-of-apoptotic-factors-in-assessing-progression-of-periodontal-disease
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D Dabiri, S Halubai, M Layher, C Klausner, H Makhoul, G H Lin, G Eckert, H Abuhussein, P Kamarajan, Y Kapila
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms responsible for periodontal disease progression remain unclear. However, recent studies suggest that apoptosis may be one mechanism underlying the pathophysiology of periodontal disease progression. This pilot study is the 3 month follow-up of our published baseline study on the presence of apoptotic factors in serum, saliva, and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and their association with periodontal disease severity and activity. METHODS: GCF samples were obtained from 37 adult patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) and 7 healthy controls...
September 2016: Int J Dent Oral Sci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539336/nutritional-regulation-of-renal-lipogenic-factor-expression-in-mice-comparison-to-regulation-in-the-liver-and-skeletal-muscle
#11
Suk-Jeong Kim, Ji-Eun Kim, Yong-Woon Kim, Jong-Yeon Kim, So-Young Park
Regulation of lipogenesis by pathophysiological factors in the liver and skeletal muscle is well understood; however, regulation in the kidney is still unclear. To elucidate nutritional regulation of lipogenic factors in the kidney, we measured the renal expression of lipogenic transcriptional factors and enzymes during fasting and refeeding in chow-fed and high-fat-fed mice. We also examined the regulatory effect of the liver X receptor (LXR) on the expression of lipogenic factors. The renal gene expression of sterol regulatory element-binding protein (SREBP)-1c and fatty acid synthase (FAS) was reduced by fasting for 48 h and restored by refeeding, whereas the mRNA levels of forkhead box O (FOXO)1/3 were increased by fasting and restored by refeeding...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539089/simulating-real-life-exposures-to-uncover-possible-risks-to-human-health-a-proposed-consensus-for-a-novel-methodological-approach
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A M Tsatsakis, D Kouretas, M N Tzatzarakis, P Stivaktakis, K Tsarouhas, K S Golokhvast, V N Rakitskii, V A Tutelyan, A F Hernandez, R Rezaee, G Chung, C Fenga, A B Engin, M Neagu, A L Arsene, A O Docea, E Gofita, D Calina, I Taitzoglou, J Liesivuori, A W Hayes, S Gutnikov, C Tsitsimpikou
In real life, consumers are exposed to complex mixtures of chemicals via food, water and commercial products consumption. Since risk assessment usually focuses on individual compounds, the current regulatory approach doesn't assess the overall risk of chemicals present in a mixture. This study will evaluate the cumulative toxicity of mixtures of different classes of pesticides and mixtures of different classes of pesticides together with food additives (FAs) and common consumer product chemicals using realistic doses after long-term exposure...
June 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537677/targeting-of-mir-20a-against-cflar-to-potentiate-trail-induced-apoptotic-sensitivity-in-hepg2-cells
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Y Wang, Y-R Zhao, A-Y Zhang, J Ma, Z-Z Wang, X Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Elevated expression of caspase-8 (CASP8) and Fas-associating protein with a novel death domain (FADD)-like apoptosis regulator (CFLAR) increases sensitivity against tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL)-induced cell apoptosis, but with an unclear mechanism. A previous study showed decreased microRNA-20a (miR-20a) expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patient's tumor tissues. Bioinformatics analysis showed potential targeting relationship between the 3-UTR of CFLAR and miR-20a...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537657/interferon-%C3%AE-affects-leukemia-cell-apoptosis-through-regulating-fas-fasl-signaling-pathway
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H-L Xia, C-J Li, X-F Hou, H Zhang, Z-H Wu, J Wang
OBJECTIVE: Imbalance of hematopoietic cell proliferation and apoptosis is one of the major causes of leukemia. Enhanced cell proliferation and reduced apoptosis lead to hemocytes accumulation. Fas/FasL signaling pathway promotes cell apoptosis. This study investigated the impact of interferon γ (IFN-γ) on chronic myelogenous leukemia cell proliferation and apoptosis to elucidate its interaction with Fas/FasL signaling pathway. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Leukemia K562 cells were routinely cultivated and treated with 10 U/ml, 100 U/ml, and 1000 U/ml interferon for 12 h, 24 h, and 48 h, respectively...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537448/hesperetin-induces-an-apoptosis-triggered-extrinsic-pathway-and-a-p53-independent-pathway-in-human-lung-cancer-h522-cells
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Ramesh Elango, Jegan Athinarayanan, Vaiyapuri Periasamy Subbarayan, David K Y Lei, Ali A Alshatwi
We studied the chemoprevention property of hesperetin on H522 cells using MTT, an apoptosis assay, an analysis of cell cycle progression, and the mitochondrial membrane potential, and apoptotic marker gene expression was determined using quantitative PCR. Hesperetin enhanced apoptotic cell death and mitochondrial membrane potential loss in H522 cells. Hesperetin up-regulated the levels of Fas, FADD, and caspase-8 expression and downregulted the levels of caspase-3 and caspase-9, p53, and Bax expression in H522 cells...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536731/a-novel-actinic-keratosis-field-assessment-scale-for-grading-actinic-keratosis-disease-severity
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Brigitte Dréno, Rino Cerio, Thomas Dirschka, Ignasi Figueras Nart, John T Lear, Ketty Peris, Andrés Ruiz de Casas, Kaleci Shaniko, Giovanni Pellacani
Actinic keratosis (AK) lesions are surrounded by field cancerization (areas of subclinical, non-visible sun damage). Existing AK grading tools rely on AK counts, which are not reproducible. An Actinic Keratosis Field Assessment Scale (AK-FAS) for grading the severity of AK/field was developed. Standardized photographs of patients representing the full range of AK severity were collected. Six investigators independently rated each photograph according to 3 criteria: AK area (total skin area affected by AK lesions), hyperkeratosis and sun damage...
May 24, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536473/athyrium-multidentatum-doll-ching-extract-induce-apoptosis-via-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-in-hepg2-cells
#17
Guoyuan Qi, Zhigang Liu, Rong Fan, Ziru Yin, Yashi Mi, Bo Ren, Xuebo Liu
Athyrium multidentatum (Doll.) Ching (AMC), a unique and nutritious potherb widely distributed in china, has been extensively used in traditional Chinese medicine. Previous studies indicated that AMC extract exhibited antioxidant and antitumor properties. However, the chemical composition of AMC and molecular mechanism of AMC toxicity to HepG2 cells have not yet been elucidated. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the chemical compositions and the underlying mechanisms of the antiproliferative and apoptotic effects of AMC on HepG2...
May 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535777/plasma-phospholipid-fatty-acid-profile-confirms-compliance-to-a-novel-saturated-fat-reduced-monounsaturated-fat-enriched-dairy-product-intervention-in-adults-at-moderate-cardiovascular-risk-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Oonagh Markey, Dafni Vasilopoulou, Kirsty E Kliem, Albert Koulman, Colette C Fagan, Keith Summerhill, Laura Y Wang, Alistair S Grandison, David J Humphries, Susan Todd, Kim G Jackson, David I Givens, Julie A Lovegrove
BACKGROUND: Dairy products are a major contributor to dietary SFA. Partial replacement of milk SFA with unsaturated fatty acids (FAs) is possible through oleic-acid rich supplementation of the dairy cow diet. To assess adherence to the intervention of SFA-reduced, MUFA-enriched dairy product consumption in the RESET (REplacement of SaturatEd fat in dairy on Total cholesterol) study using 4-d weighed dietary records, in addition to plasma phospholipid FA (PL-FA) status. METHODS: In a randomised, controlled, crossover design, free-living UK participants identified as moderate risk for CVD (n = 54) were required to replace habitually consumed dairy foods (milk, cheese and butter), with study products with a FA profile typical of retail products (control) or SFA-reduced, MUFA-enriched profile (modified), for two 12-week periods, separated by an 8-week washout period...
May 23, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530584/triacylglycerol-regioisomers-in-human-milk-resolved-with-an-algorithmic-novel-electrospray-ionization-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method
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Heikki Kallio, Matts Nylund, Pontus Boström, Baoru Yang
A highly sensitive mass spectrometric (MS) method was developed and validated to analyze ratios of regioisomeric triacylglycerols (TAGs) in fats and oils. UPLC resolution of lithiated TAGs followed by daughter scan MS/MS of positive ions revealed several indicative ions for quantitative analysis. Reference TAGs containing C14-C20 fatty acids (FAs) showed good linear response. Analysis of Finnish and Chinese pooled human milk samples revealed hundreds of regioisomeric TAGs. At least 64mol% of the TAGs were quantified with relative standard deviation <17%...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529565/prodelphinidins-isolated-from-chinese-bayberry-leaves-induces-apoptosis-via-the-p53-dependent-signaling-pathways-in-ovcar-3-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Yu Fu, Xingqian Ye, Malcolm Lee, Gary Rankin, Yi Charlie Chen
Chinese bayberry leaves are rich in prodelphinidins. Since the isolation and purification of prodelphinidins is difficult, the association between the degree of prodelphinidin polymerization and their anti-carcinogenic activity remains ambiguous. The cytotoxic and apoptotic activities of prodelphinidin Chinese bayberry leaf extracts (PCBLs), oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPAs) and polymeric proanthocyanidins (PPAs), isolated by normal-phase preparative high-performance liquid chromatography were investigated in OVCAR-3 human ovarian cancer cells...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
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